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Trading Shares on the ANZ Bank Trading Platform Which Has a Union Jack on It

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Answered by: Maulana Nazrul Islam

Question:

I am trading with shares on the Australian Stock Exchange by using the ANZ bank trading platform. However, this platform is having an image of the Australian Flag which contains a so-called Union Jack. Union Jack is a symbol of Christianity because it contains a cross and this cross originates from Christianity. When I buy or sell shares I pay $20 to the ANZ trading platform. Can you tell me, what is your opinion? I fear that when I buy or sell shares and pay commission to this platform, โ€“ I am financially promoting the symbol of Christianity. I know that promoting disbelief is disbelief itself. Am I promoting Christianity which is kufr by using this platform? Many traders use this platform and can see this Union Jack with a cross on it! I can move my trading to another platform, no problem.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

There is no problem using an exchange to trade which is affiliated with a country, hence they have their flag on it.

A person is not promoting disbelief by using such platforms.

โ€œThings are in fact what they are intended forโ€ (1) Qawaid Fiqhiyyah page 12

From the situation mentioned above, we can understand that the purpose is trade, and not promoting disbelief or Christianity. Even the Prophet S.A.W traded with non-Muslims. Bukhari 2252 (2)

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Nazrul Islam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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